Sometimes you sit, ride relaxed with a bottle of beer, or a glass of whiskey, but these days you can not even try to play something more or less serious, alcohol dulls consciousness, and prevents you from making the right decisions.
That is top of my list of things not to do when playing poker but this all depends on how seriously you want to take the game. If playing casually in the evenings for a bit of fun why not?! But if you are looking at this game from a more serious perspective its not advisable #no_limits_mezza
Back when i played i see no effect on my game with 1-2 beers, with 3 beers I getting looser, with 4+ beers I starting to take emotional actions and getting more agg than usual, my game definitely getting worse with booze than without
How can alcohol help? If you just relax, become imposing and thoughtless, add false confidence? If I'm drunk playing poker, I'll just fall asleep. For me, alcohol acts as a sleeping pill while playing.
I don't drink more than one beer and I don't think it affects me too much, in any case as far as I'm concerned more alcohol would only make me reckless and risk more and I don't know how long I would last at the table
It´s not a matter of better or worse, but of the quantity and type of drink. Certainly anyone who drinks a lot will worsen their game, without a doubt, but a drink to relax dosing the amount can be good in some tournaments to give a lively and relaxed.
One normal light beer (no more than 5% ABV and no more than 500 ml) can sometimes help me to relax and play better. Anything over that has negative effect on my game making it harder to concentrate on the game.
I seldom drink alcoholic beverages when I play poker ... because the times I have, I end up losing ... and that is because alchool distracts me from the game, it relaxes me too much ... and I lose control over the game ... So zero alchool for me ... hahahahaha